DAC Collection Object Information
Mercury Putting Argus to Sleep,
Number 17 from the series of 52 engravings, Metamorphoses (illustrations for the work by Ovid)
Engraving on laid paper
Print impression quality: Excellent
Dimensions (Plate): 174 x 250 mm (6.9 x 9.8 in.)
Inscribed with verse by Franco Estius
Watermark: No watermark
Accession number: 1918.104.22.168
Purchase funds, 1968
Provenance / Collectors' marks: Vernon J. Watney, Cornbury (name stamped in album)
Bibliography: Bartsch 47 (vol. 2); Illustrated Bartsch 47 (vol. 3, p. 355); for the series, see Hollstein 16–67 (vol. 1, p. 182) and 10–61 (vol. 7, p. 130); see also description attached to original DAC catalog card.
Work Type: print
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